Blended Learning in EIR Course based on SPOC Platform
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The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of blended learning beads on SPOC (a small private online course) in EFL education. To this end, an empirical study, a survey and an in-depth interview were executed. The participants were 60 pre-service English teachers enrolled in a teacher training program at a west university in China. 15 of them were willing to participate in the interview. The results of the study revealed that the contents and objectives of SPOC blended learning in English Integrated Reading (EIR) course had significantly improved their overall English academic performance. Meanwhile, more than 50% of the participants strongly agreed that information searching, knowledge integrating and communication skills were improved greatly. Additionally, the majority of the participants agreed that the multi-dynamic evaluation mode was helpful monitor learning process and evaluate learning effect effectively.
SPOC; Blended learning; Multi-dynamic evaluation; English as a Foreign language